Maj. Robert H. Lawrence: Better Late Than Never

The unsung astronaut - Robert Lawrence's sacrifice, and why it took so long to be honored, MSNBC

"Maj. Robert H. Lawrence, Americas first black astronaut, had already traveled far by the time he was selected as a military astronaut in 1967. His death later that year in a tragic accident not only cut short a promising career, it led full recognition of his accomplishments and hard-won status to be obscured for decades. Only after his supporters traveled their own difficult journey was Lawrence accorded his proper place in space history."

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